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The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012

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The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012

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NT news

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-11-16

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English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242756

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/605566

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54 NT NEWS. Friday, November 16, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 5 4 C O L O R : C M Y K 1080127v5 1 0 2 8 4 1 6 1 0 2 8 4 1 6 *CONDITIONS APPLY Prices may vary across the NT and subject to change but its the best I can do with this hat on! The Beer Hunter supports responsible service and consumption of alcohol. AVAILABLE AT BIG BARGAIN BOTTLESHOP LOCATIONS ACROSS THE NT I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer - Homer Simpson in thisd kill everyone inI would sweetroom for a drop of sw Noonamah Rodeo Saturday 17th November gates open at 5pm Featuring band Northern Lights AVAILABLE ATAT B BIGIG B BARARGAGAIN BOTTLESHOP LOCATIONS ACROSS THE NT THIS WEEKS BEER IS XXXX SUMMER $42.99 WEEKEND PICK FRIDAYFIND 1028416 SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au FOOTROT FLATS Australian swimming star Leisel Jones is expected to announce her retirement from international competition today Leisel prepares to make a grand exit SWIMMING ByTODDBALYM in Brisbane JONES V THORPE LEISEL JONES Olympic Games: 3 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze (9medals) World Championships: 7 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze (14medals) Commonwealth Games: 10 gold, 1 silver (11medals) IAN THORPE Olympic Games: 5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze (9medals) World Championships: 11 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze (13medals) Commonwealth Games: 10 gold, 1 silver (11medals) Ian Thorpe LEISEL Jones, Australias most successful female swimmer, is today expected to end her glittering 13-year career. The Katherine-born Jones, who equalled Ian Thorpes Australian record as a ninetime Olympic medallist in London this year, will announce her retirement at a news conference at Brisbanes Valley Pool this morning. Amazingly, Jones will end her career with a record almost identical to Thorpes, with as many Olympic medals, an identical Commonwealth Games record and one extra world championship medal with a tally of 14. While Thorpe boasts more gold medals in his career, 26 to 20, it is impossible to argue that Jones has not been an exceptionally successful performer with incredible longevity to this year become Australian swimmings first four-time Olympian. The 27-year-old burst on to the scene as a fresh-faced 14-year-old breaststroker at the 2000 Olympic trials in Sydney and became Australias youngest Olympic swimming medallist that same year, winning two silver medals in the 100m breaststroke and 4x100m medley relay at the age of 15. Jones became renowned as one of the greatest breaststroke technicians of any era but it took a move from Ken Wood to Stephan Widmar in 2005 for her to realise her individual gold medal dreams at the Montreal world titles. She secured 100m breaststroke gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but still rated her Montreal win as her most important as shed bounced back from harsh criticism for sulking after claiming Olympic bronze in Athens. Probably my most memorable experience and probably most important was still Montreal, and I think that will still reign over this Olympic gold, Jones said at the time. Jones moved to Melbourne and didnt race internationally in 2009, but bounced back to the top of the charts in 2010 with three gold and one silver medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and then won the 100m silver medal at the 2011 world titles in Shanghai. Her larger physique in London drew media interest, but she overcame questions about her fitness with a respectable fifth in the 100m final, won by new 15-year-old star Ruta Meilutyte, and collected a silver medal in the medley relay. Magpies controversial recruit COLLINGWOOD is set to add former Adelaide recruiting manager Matthew Rendell to its scouting ranks. Nine months after he was controversially sacked by the Crows for his remarks about recruiting indigenous footballers, Rendell will become the new assistant to Magpies recruiting master Derek Hine, after last nights national draft. Rendell will replace Jason Taylor. Mason to remain a Knight WILLIE Mason had resigned with Newcastle for the next two NRL seasons, the club said yesterday. A Newcastle junior, Mason, 32, joined the Knights mid-way through last year and worked his way into form to become a key player towards the end of the season. Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett welcomed Masons commitment to the side. Charity drops Lances name LANCE Armstrongs cancer battling charity took another step to dissociate itself from the disgraced former Tour de France cycling champ by dropping his name from its title. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will now officially be known as the Livestrong Foundation in the latest move by the charity to separate itself from its founder.